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The State of the Nation Address

Special edition feature - Government's Programme of Action

On 10 February 2011, President Jacob Zuma made his annual State of the Nation Address (SoNA). The SoNA is an important occasion when the President addresses the nation and outlines government’s Programme of Action, or its plans and priorities for the year.

All of government’s plans are aligned to five priorities, namely:

  • education
  • health
  • rural development and land reform
  • creating decent work
  • fighting crime.
“We have declared 2011 the year of job creation through meaningful economic transformation and economic growth.” – President Jacob Zuma, State of the Nation Address, 10 February 2011